- A great place to start... Machinehead Software. Power calculator is here but there's lots of great stuff
- This looks interesting... a running-based anaerobic sprint test... not exactly cycling but interesting, and a useful way to calculate power over a 35m run... annoying yellow advert takes the eye, too. Uuuugh. Aaahh but it links to this Wingate test... all is not lost. Not a bad site, actually, full of info. Like this chart on "Percentile norms for Relative Peak Power for active young adults" - especially interesting, if you happen to have a power meter handy! An average sort of club racer, IMHO, would fall into the 90th percentile, surely? Having said that I'm neither young nor average (who is?) and I go right off the scale... remembering this is PEAK power, not sustained... and I'm not particularly overweight (nor skinny).
Maud, P.J., and Schultz B.B: 1989
- And this...from the same link: "Percentile norms for Peak Power for active young adults":
Maud, P.J., and Schultz B.B: 1989Looks like they surveyed some pretty average active people... perhaps non cyclists?
- How about the Human Powered Vehicle association?
- Or look at this technical exercise in analysing the forces at work on a bike.
- Or this interesting exercise by FLAcyclist in comparing the power required to overcome a hilly bike course vs a less hilly but longer one...
- And Analytic Cycling is a treasure trove that will have you staring at the computer for hours... STOP IT! Go outside and ride!